Echoing European Heritage Days, Alliance Française de Bombay organizes Heritage Days by proposing several guided tours in Mumbai. Follow the guide and discover hidden parts of the city !

Registration is required for all of the visits, send an e-mail to [email protected]

Bandra Walk

with David Cardozes


Meeting point: Bandra Fort

Bandra, now home to filmstars and a growing expatriate population, was a tiny fishing village when the Portuguese captured it in 1534. The layout and houses in a traditional Bandra hamlet depended on the occupational group that lived in it.-kholis, bhandaris, bhois,  In 1991, a few ‘gaothan’ areas were declared Heritage precincts.  Bandra was declared a Municipal district in 1876 and primary education was made free and compulsory in 1920.  The first railway line through Bandra commenced in 1867.  Also famous for Mt. Mary’s Basilica which is a place of pilgrimage, Bandra boasts of the  Rajiv Gandhi sea-link which has contributed to making this suburb the most desirable one to own a home in.

Discover Bandra’s hidden corners with architecht David Cardoz !

More on “Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine”

“Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine” is a huge cultural event that unites 50 Europeans states under the slogan, Europe: a common heritage. The event began in France in 1984, with La Journée Portes Ouvertes, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture. Spread throughout Europe, this event offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. It aims to widen access and foster awareness for architectural and environmental heritage.